ALL Breeds Welcome!

Written by: Darice Whyte, President of DRM I recently read a comment on Facebook where a person was of the belief she couldn’t come out to our endurance rides unless she was riding an Arabian. The person didn’t feel she would be accepted or welcomed by the rest of us otherwise. The comment horrified me…

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2019 Year End Awards

Congratulations to all our Award Winners in 2019! Open Champion: Darice Whyte and Serenade Open Reserve: Wendy Carnegie and Milo Novice Champion: Linda Gillies and Dr. Pepper Novice Reserve: Troi Anderson and Mystic Junior High Point: Ethen Garn High Mileage Horse: PW Golden Serenade

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2020 Ride Dates

2020 Ride Dates at a glance…DRM and MTRC Dates Club Location Ride Manager Trail Marker Day Manager May 2-3 DRM BHP Claudia Gavran Darice Whyte Claudia Gavran May 16-17 DRM Mars Sandhills Carrie Wilson & Shannon Lightfoot Carrie Wilson & Trish Forde Carrie Wilson & Shannon Lightfoot May 30-31 MTRC Belair Susan Heald Iris Oleksuk…

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The Best Laid Plans…

Pictured: Elizabeth Bima, walking in with Savvy at Spruce Woods. Savvy was later diagnosed with anaplasmosis. Written by: Elizabeth Bima Savvy (aka Freckles) came into my life in the spring of 2018 and, let me tell you, that first season was rough. It’s taken us a long time to figure each other out but we…

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Duck Mountain, Milo, and The Bog

Pictured: Wendy on Cinco de Mayo (Milo). Photo Credit: Darice Whyte Written by: Wendy Carnegie Before I start, we need to start at the beginning… Milo.  Milo, or as his papers identify him, Cinco de Mayo, became my horse the same day I lost my beloved mare, Autumn.  The universe told me I needed to…

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Hit Air Vest for Best Injury Prevention

Pictured: Elizabeth Bima on her mare, Savvy, completing their first 50 mile ride together. Photo Credit: Darice Whyte Written by: Elizabeth Bima I’m no spring chicken – I’m not exactly a winter chicken but definitely closer to a late fall chicken than a spring chicken.  As such, I tend not to bounce as well as…

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Coggins NOT required for BHP 2019

The DRM club takes Coggins testing very seriously. Identifying EIA carriers in our communities is an important tool for protecting our equines from infection. However, despite efforts to get testing done prior to our first ride, there are reported delays in getting results back from the lab. Thankfully, the risk of transmission due to biting…

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Suited to Endurance?

Pictured: Darice Whyte on Shalimar Cierra Rose I sold one of my beautiful Arabian mares recently. I have owned Shalimar Cierra Rose for 10 years and during that time I tried to make her into an endurance horse. Despite my best attempts it just wasn’t her forte. I could tell she was thinking “how much…

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May the 4th be with Us!

Pictured: Shannon Lightfoot and Lily at MEC in 2017 From the desk of Rider, Shannon Lightfoot: Meet Lilly. Lilly is my now 13 year old 1/2 Arab & 1/2 Paint X Mare.  I saw her for sale online in Thunder Bay and started messaging the owner.  After corresponding back and forth we figured out I…

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